O's notes on the offense, Vance Worley, Hyun Soo Kim and Mike Yastrzemski - Steve Melewski

HOUSTON - The Orioles' road trip has hit a road block. It began Friday night in Anaheim with back-to-back homers to start that game leading to a 9-4 win. The next night Matt Wieters hit a three-run blast in the ninth to win it. Would that provide momentum for the ... Read More
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Orioles Lineup Change Bodes Well For Schoop

Last night in a game against the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles’ Manager Buck Showalter unveiled a new lineup with hopes that it would spark some offensive production. This lineup featured Manny Machado as the leadoff hitter followed by his secret handshake buddy, Jonathan Schoop, batting in the two hole. While Orioles’ fans may have been sad to see their favorite new outfielder...
Via Baseball Essential
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

You Don't Have To Like The Orioles Striking Out So Much, But You Knew It Was Going To Happen

I hope you're sitting down when you read this: The Orioles assembled a team of power hitters, and they are striking out a lot. Sometimes, they are going to have games where they impress with powerful home run displays. They've done that. Other times, they are going to frustrate and run off stretches when they're not scoring a bunch of runs and look lost at the plate. They're in the...
Via Camden Depot
9 hours ago

WATCH: Buck Showalter speaks on the Orioles' hitting struggles

Buck Showalter also details Tyler Wilson's outing.
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter discusses Tyler Wilson

Buck Showalter praises Tyler Wilson's mental toughness and mechanics.
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter talks about the banged-up Birds

Buck Showalter provides updates on injured Orioles pitchers.
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis on the strikeouts and offense, Dylan Bundy on his recent struggles - Steve Melewski

HOUSTON - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis provided his take today on the Orioles' three-game run with 40 strikeouts. Last night the club struck out 19 times in 13 innings. According to STATS, that is two of the club record of 21 strikeouts set on Sept. 12, 1962. That was ... Read More
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Schoop batting second tonight for Orioles - School of Roch

The Orioles have made major changes to their lineup tonight, with Manny Machado returning to the leadoff spot and Jonathan Schoop batting second. Pedro Alvarez is at third base, Hyun Soo Kim is in left field and Nolan Reimold is in right. Rule 5 pick Joey Rickard takes a seat ... Read More
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles Sold a Draft Pick Again

Since the trading of some types of draft choices was allowed in the most recent CBA, we’ve seen teams use their “competitive balance” selections as currency, often swapping them for role players in minor mid-summer trades. As noted in this MLBTradeRumors post from last year, players traded for draft picks include the likes of Bryan Morris, Bud Norris, and Gaby Sanchez, although...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves get draft pick, Matusz from Orioles for 2 prospects

ATLANTA (AP) The rebuilding Atlanta Braves invested deeper into their already important June draft on Monday by acquiring the 76th pick in the draft from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. The Braves also acquired veteran left-hander Brian Matusz, who was immediately designated for assignment. The competitive balance...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After a Rocky Start, is Newcomer Hyun Soo Kim Starting to Settle into the Majors?

The past 9 years, Korean Hyun Soo Kim has enjoyed tremendous success as a member of the Doosan Bears in the KBO. A three-time Gold Glove winner and hitting title champ, he decided to make the jump to the MLB this spring and test his abilities on the highest level. Things did not get off to the greatest start. After a rough spring training which saw Kim hit only .178, the Orioles’...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Chris Tillman the Key to the Baltimore Orioles Success?

Chris Tillman is off to a tremendous start this season for the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-1 record, 2.58 ERA and 47 strikeouts. Tillman has been the anchor to the Orioles pitching staff this season and must be credited for the team’s successful start this season. It is like night and day with Tillman’s performance from last season to this season “I feel good right now,”...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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